Thursday, 19 May, 2022
TopicEnglish medium

Topic: English medium

India’s Brahmins, Baniyas gained from English. BJP-RSS want to deny that to Dalits, Adivasis

First Brahmins benefited from the pro-English agitations of Tamil people. Now Amit Shah's agenda is harming Shudra/Dalit/Adivasi global job prospects.

‘Indianising’ education isn’t about Macaulay or ‘saffronisation’. It’s ‘tadka’ vs ‘achar’

The real question about 'Indianisation' of education is if we just want a 'tadka' on a largely colonial education or if we dare take the 'achar' route.

Language mapping, bi-lingual approach — how govt plans to implement teaching in mother tongues

Education ministry releases new document 'SARTHAQ' that provides guidelines on how policy on teaching in mother tongues across the country will be implemented.

NEP allows schools to teach in mother tongue, but parents wonder which language it will be

Even before schools figure out a way to implement the new policy, parents have started questioning it while experts are divided on whether it is a beneficial move or not.

The mother tongue fanatics are keeping India a poor, backward country

The new National Education Policy should have shown the courage to argue for English medium education from primary school onwards.

NEP finally gives regional language its due. I suffered English-medium school snobbery

Growing up in Ambala, I always believed that my Hindi-medium schooling was ‘lesser’. But then I realised this was more to do with social capital than education.

With practical lessons & Rs 12,000 crore, Jagan plans big govt school shift to English medium

Andhra Pradesh will be the first state in India to make English-medium lessons mandatory in schools, according to the state govt.

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Chinese President Xi Jinping | Representational image| kremlin.ru

Chinese economy is feeling the heat. Blame Xi’s political Lysenkoism, vaccination policy

Smarting from the failures of his Great Leap Forward campaign, which hit the economy hard, Mao launched the 1962 war with India to rally the nation behind him.
Congress supporters staged a protest against inflation in Ranchi on 10 May | ANI

As inflation breaks records, Modi govt plans to counter criticism ahead of anniversary & polls

While retail inflation hit an 8-year high of 7.8% in April, wholesale inflation surged to a 9-year high of 15.08% on the back of elevated food and energy prices in the same month.

Defence

Satellite image of the development on the site | Twitter | @detresfa_

China building ‘bigger, broader’ 2nd bridge at Pangong Tso that can carry armoured columns

China's People's Liberation Army aims for multiple routes to counter any possible operations by the Indian forces on the southern banks of the Pangong Tso in the future.

How Congress is like the Ambassador & why Indian politics needs a brand new set of wheels

Like the car, nothing the party has done to reinvent itself has worked. Only way forward is to offer something looking towards the future, not in image of glorious past.
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